What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

Save the Date! April 28th

Saturday, April 28th, 6-10pm Join the fun at the library's Spring fundraising event!  For details, check out the flyer here.  Tickets are available through Eventbrite  

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Passport to Connecticut Libraries

Contest Dates: April 2nd - 30th. Enter for a chance to win a Visa gift card up to $150. Libraries all over Connecticut are participating in this exciting program to make people of all ages aware of the power of your library card. Take your card and Passport to at least five libraries on the list to be eligible to win a $150 gift card for adults or a $100 card for children. Ask for ...

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Intro to 3D Printing

Join us for an introductory session on how to use our 3D Afinia printers After attending one of these classes you may sign up for an individual session to make your own 3D object. Please register. Meets on the second floor in the chbMAKERS' Corner. For ages 12 to adult. Monday, April 23, 6:00pm Wednesday, May 2nd, 3:00pm Thursday, May 10th, 11:30am Wednesday, May 16th, 3:00pm Thursday, May 24th, 6:00pm                

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Multisensory Play Group for ages 2-4

Meets in the story hour room at 10am on the following Saturdays:  April 14th and 28th/May 12th and 26th/June 9th and 23rd.  Children will have the opportunity to explore a variety of sensory play experiences under the guidance of a certified Occupational Therapist and a Speech and Language Pathologist. The professionals are available to assist parents and children with strategies to optimize positive social behavior in a group setting.  We welcome children in all stages ...

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ArtScapades:20th Century Renaissance: From the South to Harlem

Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30 in the Meeting Room. ArtScapades delves into the lives and work of four American artists who depicted the African-American experience: Horace Pippin, William H. Johnson, Romare Bearden (above), and Jacob Lawrence. Wine and cheese and cookies. Please register.

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Build Cartoons with Jeff Nicholas

Drawing workshop takes place Thursday, April 26th at 4:00pm in the library meeting room.  Jeff is a former teacher, a poet and a cartoonist who will teach participants how to build their own cartoon characters. Drawing materials will be provided.  For all ages.  Parents are welcome to join in the fun.  Please register online.

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Sydney Eddison Reads From Her New Book

Saturday, April 28th at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. Please join us for a delightful hour of tea and poems. No need to register.

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Book Donation Day

Sunday, April 29th, Noon-5pm The Friends of the Library are hosting a Book Donation Day on Sunday, April 29th from 12:00 to 5:00. This event makes it easy to donate your new and gently used books, cds, dvds, lps, puzzles, computer games and board games. Just pull up behind the library and volunteers will help you unload your donation and provide you with a tax receipt. This event benefits the C. H. Booth Library.

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National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week

Monday, April 30th - Thursday, May 3rd Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. As part of National Small Business Week, the C.H. Booth Library ...

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Make a Ribbon Pendant Necklace

Wednesday, May 2nd at 4:30 in the Meeting Room. Mother's Day is coming! Or, you could make one for your own sweet self. All supplies included for a $5 materials fee. Please register.

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Orchids of Puerto Rico and El Yunque

Saturday, May 5th at 10:00am in the Meeting Room. Will Wilson, a high school junior and orchid prodigy, will give a talk and slideshow about the orchids in El Yunque, the only rain forest in North America. Will has immersed himself in the world of orchids since the age of 12, and will be pursuing his studies in botany and horticulture. Please register.

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Read to Tucker

Independent readers of all ages can register for a 15 min time slot to read aloud to Tucker in the children's story hour room,  Thursday afternoons from 4:30- 5:30 pm, May 10th-June 21st.  Tucker is a 4 1/2 yr old standard poodle who lives with his poodle sisters and human parents in Newtown. Tucker was rescued after undergoing major throat surgery when he was a puppy so he needs to wear a gentle leader instead ...

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Make a Mosaic Flower Pot

Monday, May 14th from 4:30 to 6:00 in the Meeting Room. Katie Stevenson will teach us to make a fanciful, decorative mosaic flower pot!  We will use a variety of tiles, sea glass, shells, glass drops, and more; applied with an adhesive white grout. 6" diameter terra cotta pots and materials will be supplied. Plastic gloves and some disposable aprons will be available. 12 and older. $6.00 materials fee. Please register.

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Business In A Box

Thursday, May 17th, 6:30-8:00pm Cathy Lindstrom of SCORE leads "Business in a Box: The Simple Solution to Keep Your Business and Personal Life Separate," an interactive workshop on how to create a mobile office anywhere.  Wine and light refreshments will be served.  Registration is recommended; please contact the Reference department for more information (203) 426-8552 or email boothref@chboothlibrary.org The Library's business programs are offered in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Newtown and the Newtown Economic ...

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Story Shoes

Tuesday, May 22 from 6:30-8 pm in the Meeting Room "Story Shoes"invites participants to express their unique life story using three-dimensional collage and creative writing. Paula Brinkman, local artist and PeaceLove Creator, will lead this workshop for adults. Please register.

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Mark Schenker Lectures on The Maltese Falcon

Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. Dr. Schenker of Yale College will give a talk about one of his favorite books/movies. Come to learn, then go see the film at Edmond Town Hall on May 31st. Please register for the talk.

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Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays.
Sign up at the Reference Desk or schedule an appointment by calling 203-426-8552 or emailing boothref@chboothlibrary.org

Visit the Little Book Store
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.



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